Monday, February 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma needs a new home where the tea is sweet. Enter Malema

Could Jacob and Julius be making plans to unleash the Pac-Man Method on South African politics?

4 min read

SA vaccine rollout in peril after ‘disappointing’ report

New research shows Oxford/AstraZeneca jab ‘fails to prevent mild and moderate Covid from SA strain’

By Donato Paolo Mancini, Hannah Kuchler, David Pilling, Clive Cookson and Joseph Cotterill
6 min read
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WATCH | ‘It’s stressful but what can we do?’ At war on the Covid front line

Sunday Times Daily has been given unique access as paramedics, ICU staff and funeral workers fight the second wave

By Emile Bosch
6 min read
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‘The most dangerous man of Fees Must Fall’: I like Zuma, but not the ANC

Bonginkosi Khanyile has a year of house arrest left. He tells Sunday Times Daily of his evolving beliefs and ambitions

Orrin Singh
Reporter
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Tippling point: booze-fuelled crimes soar after ban is booted

Expert predicts a ‘rebound’ in infections, with officials reporting a rise in alcohol-related accidents and offences

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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His goal was to bring the city to his village, and, boy, did he score

Limpopo artist couldn’t see the World Cup at FNB Stadium in 2010, but his replica of the arena is now taking him places

2 min read
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Killing of three runaway ellies sparks concerns over KZN parks’ fences

R45m has been spent to fix the fence, but millions more will be needed to secure KZN’s parks and reserves

By Tony Carnie
4 min read
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Daily fix: a cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away

A study shows coffee drinking lowers risk of death, and green tea is even more effective at reducing mortality

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Legal clarity on booze bans is vital

Lives and livelihoods need to be saved, so it is imperative a balance is found when it comes to alcohol

2 min read
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For healthy closure: don’t be the bitter ex when customers leave

Good service does not end when an account closes, especially when you’re Edgars

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Tokyo Olympics chief’s moment of national sexist shame

Yoshiro Mori’s lack of remorse in the face of public outrage typifies Japan’s out of touch elite

By Leo Lewis
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Rising poverty and falling incomes fuel Russia’s Navalny protests

Living standards slide amid stagnant growth, weak investment and government austerity

By Henry Foy and Max Seddon
6 min read
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Halt hydropower dams, say experts after Himalayan glacier kills scores

Dams evacuated, army and rescue services on standby as glacier sweeps away everything in its path

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Saurabh Sharma
2 min read

Cyber chief Chris Krebs: ‘You find out who your friends are’

The tech security expert on being fired by Trump and why we are struggling to keep up with the hackers

By Kiran Stacey
8 min read

Christopher Plummer: star of stage and screen

The spellbinding actor, who could swagger while standing still, shot to fame for a role he claimed to despise

By Nigel Andrews
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Sea change: SA short film rides the wave of success

Award-winning SA short film is a heartwarming antidote to long pandemic

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
7 min read

Point of contention: should I use the HCG injection to lose weight?

Human chorionic gonadotropin is sometimes prescribed for weight loss. Is it the ‘magic pill’ you’ve been looking for?

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Audi doody: meet the new, improved R8

The enhanced Audi R8 range with new styling is on its way to SA

By Phuti Mpyane
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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‘A brother of serious note’: Remembering Windies and EP quick Ezra Moseley

The Barbadian fast bowler was a popular and highly respected cricketer around the world

By Herald Reporter
2 min read
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No love lost: Djokovic returns Kyrgios’s verbal volley of criticism

Serb Novak Djokovic is not Australian ‘bad boy’ Nick Kyrgios’s biggest fan off the court

By Ian Ransom
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Richards does the double over ‘The Tank’

Today in SA sports history: February 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE